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Planets, stars and orbs : the medieval cosmos, 1200-1687.

Author: Edward Grant
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edward Grant describes the extraordinary range of themes, ideas, and arguments that constituted scholastic cosmology for approximately five hundred years, from around 1200 to 1700. Primary emphasis  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Grant
ISBN: 9780521138680 052113868X 9780521138710 052113871X 9780521138697 0521138698 9780521433440 0521433444 9780521565097 052156509X
OCLC Number: 818047493
Notes: Originally published: 1994.
Formerly CIP.
Description: 2 v. : ill.
Contents: Part One. Introduction: scope, sources, and social context --
1. Pierre Duhem, medieval cosmology and the scope of the present study --
2. The sources of cosmology in the late Middle Ages --
3. The social and institutional matrix of scholastic cosmology --
Part I. The Cosmos as a Whole and What, if Anything, Lies Beyond: 4. Is the world eternal, without beginning or end? --
5. The creation of the world --
6. The finitude, shape, and place of the world --
7. The perfection of the world --
8. The possibility of other worlds --
9. Extracosmic void space --
Part II. The Celestial Region: 10. The incorruptibility of the celestial region --
11. Celestial perfection --
12. On celestial matter: can it exist in a changeless state? --
13. The mobile celestial orbs: concentrics, eccentrics and epicycles --
14. Are the heavens composed of hard orbs or a fluid substance? --
15. The immobile orb of the cosmos: the empyrean heaven --
16. Celestial light --
17. The properties and qualities of celestial bodies and the dimensions of the world --
18. On celestial motions and their causes --
19. The influence of the celestial region on the terrestrial --
20. The earth and its cosmic relations: size, centrality, immobility, and habitability.
Responsibility: by Edward Grant.

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